As per our current Database, Viktor Rashnikov is still alive (as per Wikipedia, Last update: September 20, 2019).
Currently, Viktor Rashnikov is 71 years, 7 months and 12 days old. Viktor Rashnikov will celebrate 72rd birthday on a Tuesday 13th of October 2020. Below we countdown to Viktor Rashnikov upcoming birthday.
Viktor Rashnikov’s zodiac sign is Scorpio. According to astrologers, Scorpio-born are passionate and assertive people. They are determined and decisive, and will research until they find out the truth. Scorpio is a great leader, always aware of the situation and also features prominently in resourcefulness. Scorpio is a Water sign and lives to experience and express emotions. Although emotions are very important for Scorpio, they manifest them differently than other water signs. In any case, you can be sure that the Scorpio will keep your secrets, whatever they may be.
Viktor Rashnikov was born in the Year of the Rat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rat are quick-witted, clever, charming, sharp and funny. They have excellent taste, are a good friend and are generous and loyal to others considered part of its pack. Motivated by money, can be greedy, is ever curious, seeks knowledge and welcomes challenges. Compatible with Dragon or Monkey.
"By 2007, 10 years after Mr. Rashnikov became director, MMK doubled steel production from 6m to 12m tonnes a year."
In 1974, Rashnikov achieved his first degree having studied the field of Metal Forming Process in Magnitogorsk Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. He later gained another degree in Organization of Production Administration, graduating from that program in 1994.
Rashnikov is the owner and the President of Metallurg Magnitogorsk ice hockey team. Since he took over in 1993, the team worked up a reputation as one of the top Russian teams of the new era. Magnitogorsk advanced to the Russian Superleague finals six times becoming a three time champion of Russia.
Rashnikov received his doctorate in Technical Sciences in 1998. In addition to writing many research papers and scientific reports, he has implemented numerous engineering solutions.
In 2002 he was elected to the position of Honored Professor at the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys. Additionally, he holds a role at the Russian Academy of Quality Problems as an Academician.
In 2005, Rashnikov left the position of CEO, but remains the chairman of the company.
With the support of Rashnikov and MMK, in 2006 on the bank of the Ural River a modern ice palace with a capacity of more than 7,500 people was built (the Investments amounted to $50 million). The Arena Metallurg stadium is the base of the Metallurg ice hockey club, as well as the junior ice hockey team Stalnye Lisy (Steel Foxes).
- Rashnikov helped to fund the Holy Ascension Cathedral in Magnitogorsk – the main cathedral of the Magnitogorsk diocese, located in the city of Magnitogorsk.
The company in 2016 produced 70% of metal requirements at AvtoVAZ, 50% at GAZ and 50% at KAMAZ. The company fully met Russian Ford’s metal requirements.
Having worked his way up through various positions at MMK, Viktor Rashnikov was able in the 90-s to attain near complete control of the company through the purchase of shares on the market (87.26% as of May 2017).
Rashnikov’s contribution to social development of Magnitogorsk is recognized by the Russian government. In 2009, the then Prime Minister of Russia Vladimir Putin praised Rashnikov for his management.